Circassian Association of California
Adyghe Khasa



 

Circassians Names

(Collection of lists of Circassian first names compiled by Amjad Jaimoukha from J. N. Kokov's (K'wek'we)book Iz adigskoi (cherkesskoi) onomastiki From Circassian Onomastics], Nalchik: Elbrus Book Press, 1983)

 List 1: Masculine Names

  1. Abatiy (Abaty)
  2. Aghwrbiy (Agurby; if biy is interpreted as Turkic bey, or bay, the master, or rich man, then this name may not be considered original)
  3. Albech, Albek (Albach, Albak)
  4. Albot (Albot)
  5. Alhx'es (Alkas)
  6. Alhx'o (Alko)
  7. Alijiqwe (Alijiqua)
  8. Amisch (Amish)
  9. Andeimir (Andemir)
  10. Andeimirqan (Andemirkan)
  11. Anzawir (Anzawir)
  12. Anzoriqwe (Anzoriqua)
  13. Areqshu, Ariqshu (Arikshoe)
  14. Ashemez (Ashamaz)
  15. Axwemghwet (Aqua-mguat)
  16. Bagh (Bagh)
  17. Bale (Bala)
  18. Bate (Bata)
  19. Batiy (Batty)
  20. Batirbiy (Batirby)
  21. Bat'e (Bata, the t is followed by a glottal stop)
  22. Bedin (Badin)
  23. Bediniqwe (Badiniqua)
  24. Belatse (Balatsa)
  25. Beletoqwe (Balatoqua)
  26. Beresbiy (Barasby)
  27. Beroqwe (Baroqua)
  28. Betey (Batay)
  29. Betoqwe (Batoqua)
  30. Betrez, Beterez (Batraz, Bataraz; probably not original)
  31. Beizriqwe (Bezriqua)
  32. Beiqan (Baykan)
  33. Beird (Bird)
  34. Biybeird (Bee-bird)
  35. Biybolet (Bee-bolat)
  36. Biylhosten (Bee-lostan)
  37. Blaneshu (Blanashoe; literally: Brave-knight)
  38. Bobe (Boba)
  39. Bolet (Bolat)
  40. Bore (Bora)
  41. Bot (Boat, with no diphthongization)
  42. Bube (Booba)
  43. Bubeird (Boo-bird)
  44. Bile (Bila)
  45. Bilu (Biloo)
  46. Chawis, Kawis (Chawis, Kawis)
  47. Chetsu, Ketsu (Chatsoo, Katsoo)
  48. Ch'ischiqwe, K'ischiqwe (Chishiqua, Kishiqua)
  49. Dat (Dat)
  50. Dawe (Dawa)
  51. Dariqwe (Dariqua)
  52. Debaghwe (Dabagua)
  53. Degwzchey (Daguzhay)
  54. Diyde (Dee-da)
  55. Dox'wshiqwe (Dokshiqua)
  56. Dizchin (Dizhin; literally: silver)
  57. Discheshu (Disha-shoe; literally: Golden knight)
  58. Dzedzu (Dzadzoo)
  59. Dzeghaschte (Dzagashta; literally: that scares the army)
  60. Dzepsch (Dzapsh; literally: prince of the army)
  61. Dzeshu (Dzashoe; literally: army knight)
  62. Dzu (Dzoo)
  63. Dzudze (Dzoodza)
  64. Dzune (Dzoona)
  65. Dzidzu (Dzidzoo)
  66. Foqwe (Foqua)
  67. Ghwaze (Guaza; literally: leading light, beacon)
  68. Ghwch'e, Ghwk'e (Gucha, Guka; literally: blacksmith)
  69. Ghwch'el', Ghwk'el' (Guchal, Gukal; literally: blacksmith-man)
  70. Ghwch'eschawe, Ghwk'eschawe (Guchashawa, Gukashawa; literally: blacksmith-lad)
  71. Ghwsch'ine (Gushina; literally: iron-eyed; this is one of the epithets of Nart Sosriqwe)
  72. Ghwsch'ipse (Gushipsa; literally: iron-soul)
  73. Hebale (Habala)
  74. Hebashe (Habasha)
  75. Hebexw (Habaku, the u is very short)
  76. Hebiy (Haby)
  77. Hebizh (Habizh)
  78. Hech'ashe, Hek'ashe (Hachasha, Hakasha)
  79. Hegwtsire (Hagutsira)
  80. Hemash (Hamash)
  81. Hemashe (Hamasha)
  82. Hemat' (Hamat)
  83. Hemat'e (Hamata)
  84. Hemats (Hamats)
  85. Hemit'e (Hamita)
  86. Hemt'ut' (Hamtut)
  87. Henasch'e (Hanasha)
  88. Henaschx'we (Hanashqua)
  89. Henax'we (Hanaqua)
  90. Hepasch'e (Hapasha)
  91. Hep'at' (Hapat)
  92. Hep'ot' (Hapot)
  93. Herebiy (Haraby)
  94. Hesane (Hasana)
  95. Hesansh (Hasansh)
  96. Heschawe (Hashawa; literally: dog-lad)
  97. Hesch'emaxwe (Hashamaqua; literally: happy guest)
  98. Heshir (Hashir; literally: puppy)
  99. Heshore (Hashora)
  100. Hetal (Hatal)
  101. Hetaliy (Hataly)
  102. Hetaw (Hataw)
  103. Hetezchiqwe (Hatazhiqua)
  104. Hetiqe (Hatika)
  105. Hetiqwe (Hatiqua)
  106. Hetize (Hatiza)
  107. Het'ox'wschiqwe (Hatokshiqua)
  108. Hetschiqwe (Hatshiqua)
  109. Hetsile (Hatsila)
  110. Hetsiqe (Hatsika)
  111. Hetsiqwe (Hatsiqua)
  112. Hetsu (Hatsoo)
  113. Hetu (Hatoo)
  114. Het'ut'e (Hatuta)
  115. Hewtiy (Hawty)
  116. Hezeishe (Hazesha)
  117. Janchate, Gankate (Janchata, Gankata)
  118. Jatawe, Gatawe (Jatawa, Gatawa)
  119. Jilax'sten, Gilax'sten (Jilakstan, Gilakstan)
  120. Jirandiqwe, Girandiqwe (Jirandiqua, Girandiqua)
  121. Kitsu (Kitsoo)
  122. Kwrghwoqwe (Kurgoqua)
  123. Kwsh (Kush)
  124. Kwshbiy (Kushby)
  125. Kwshmez (Kushmaz)
  126. Kwshikw (Kushiku)
  127. Lashe (Lasha)
  128. Lawirsen (Lawirsan)
  129. Lemashe (Lamasha)
  130. Lhepsch (Lepsh; name of the god of the blacksmiths in Circassian Pantheon)
  131. Lhosten (Lostan)
  132. Lhostenasch (Lostanash)
  133. Lhostenbiy (Lostanby)
  134. L'if' (Lif; literally: good man)
  135. L'imaxwe (Limaqua; literally: happy man)
  136. Mamish (Mamish)
  137. Mamishe (Mamisha)
  138. Mamsir (Mamsir)
  139. Mamsriqwe (mamsriqua)
  140. Mariqwe (Mariqua)
  141. Mash (Mash)
  142. Mashe (Masha)
  143. Mat'e (Mata; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  144. Mat'u (Matoo; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  145. Maxwe (Maqua; literally: happy)
  146. Med (Mad)
  147. Men (Man)
  148. Menshaq (Manshak)
  149. Meshiqwe (Mashiqua)
  150. Mile (Mila)
  151. Miqe (Mika)
  152. Misost (Misost)
  153. Mize (Miza)
  154. Mut'e (Muta; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  155. Nal (Nal; literally: horse-shoe)
  156. Nalbiy (Nalby)
  157. Nali (Naly, the y is very short)
  158. Napts'e (Naptsa)
  159. Narich, Narik (Narich, Narik)
  160. Nart (Nart; generic name used in the Nart Legends)
  161. Nartbiy (Nartby)
  162. Nartschawe (Nart-shawa; literally: Nart-lad)
  163. Nartshu (Nart-shoe; literally: Nart knight)
  164. Nasch (Nash)
  165. Naschx'we (Nashqua; literally: grey-eyed)
  166. Natbiy (Natby)
  167. Natrib (Natrib)
  168. Nawirbiy (Nawirby)
  169. Nawriz (Nawriz)
  170. Nax'we (Naqua; this is an ellipsis of the name Naschx'we, Nashqua; literally: grey-eyed)
  171. Nedighe (Nadiga; literally: sun-eye)
  172. Neghwey (Nag-way; literally: Nogay, one of the Turkic tribes in the Caucasus)
  173. Nep'it' (Napit)
  174. Nerzan (Narzan; some interpretations explain this as Nartsane, wine of the Narts)
  175. Nesren (Nasran)
  176. Nex'wat'e (Naquata)
  177. Nex'wpsch (Nakupsh)
  178. Pagwe (Pagua)
  179. Paq, Paqe (Pak, Paka; literally: blunt-nosed)
  180. Pariyqe (Paryka)
  181. Pashe (Pasha; literally: leader, he who leads)
  182. P'at' (Pat)
  183. P'it'u (Pitoo)
  184. Pschibiy (Pshiby)
  185. Pschimaxwe (Pshimaqua; literally: happy prince)
  186. Pschimide (Pshimida; literally: the prince that does not agree)
  187. Pschiqan (Pshikan; literally: foster-child of the prince)
  188. Pschizebiy (Pshizaby)
  189. Psebide (Psabida; literally: strong-souled)
  190. Qaniqwe (Kaniqua)
  191. Qanschawe (Kanshawa; literally: foster-child)
  192. Qanschobiy (Kanshoby)
  193. Qaschx'we (Kashqua; literally: sky-blue)
  194. Qeit (Kayt)
  195. Qeitiqwe (Kaytiqua)
  196. Qex'wn (Kakun)
  197. Qideghaze (Kidagaza)
  198. Qilishbiy (Kilishby)
  199. Qwbatiy (Kubaty)
  200. Qwlhshiqwe (Kulshiqua)
  201. Qwsh (Kush)
  202. Schad (Shad)
  203. Schaqmen (Shakman)
  204. Schebet (Shabat; literally: Sabbath, Saturday)
  205. Schebetiqwe (Shabatiqua; not an original Circassian name; see preceding entry)
  206. Scherel'oqwe (Sharaloqua)
  207. Schewey (Sha-way)
  208. Schihbolet (Shih-bolat)
  209. Schihim (Shihim)
  210. Schiyherbiy (Sheeharby)
  211. Scholex'w (Sholok; this is also a family name, and a breed of Kabardian horses)
  212. Schoqal (Shokal)
  213. Senjeley, Sengeley (Sanjalay, Sangalay; name of a mediaeval Kabardian prince who fought the Tartars)
  214. Serebiy (Saraby)
  215. Sha (Sha)
  216. Shabiyix'w (Shabby-yook)
  217. Shaghir (Shagir; literally: wine)
  218. Shaghirbiy (Shagirby)
  219. Shaps (Shaps)
  220. Shat' (Shat', there is a glottal stop after the t)
  221. Shiys (Shees)
  222. Shore (Shora)
  223. Shu (Shoo; literally: horseman)
  224. Shumaf'e (Shoomafa; literally: horseman-fire)
  225. Shumaxwe (Shoomaqua; literally: happy, or lucky, horseman)
  226. Shume (Shooma)
  227. Shupagwe (Shoopagua; blunt-nosed horseman)
  228. Shupashe (Shoopasha; cavalry leader)
  229. Shuqe (Shooka)
  230. Shuwey (Shoo-way; literally: knight, intrepid horseman, Dzhigit)
  231. Sirixw (Siriku; the u is very short; literally: blond)
  232. Sosriqwe (Sosriqua; name of legendary Nart)
  233. Takwu (Takoo)
  234. Tawqan (Tawkan)
  235. Teimbolet (Tembolat)
  236. Teimbore (Tembora)
  237. Teimbot (Tembot)
  238. Teipsiriqwe (Tepsiriqua)
  239. Teirchiqwe, Teirkiqwe (Terchiqua, Terkiqua)
  240. Teiwvezh (Tewvazh)
  241. T'emashe (Tamasha)
  242. Tighwen (Tiguan)
  243. Tighwenbiy (Tiguanby)
  244. T'igwe (Tigua)
  245. Tiqe (Tika)
  246. Tiqire (Tikira)
  247. Tolbiy (Tolby)
  248. Tolhesten (Tolastan)
  249. Toqwe (Toqua)
  250. Tsane (Tsana)
  251. Tsats (Tsats)
  252. Tsatsu (Tsatsoo)
  253. Tsiqire (Tsikira)
  254. Tsu (Tsoo)
  255. Tsumash (Tsoomash)
  256. Tsut'e (Tsoota)
  257. T'ut' (Tut)
  258. Werdeschawe (Wardashawa)
  259. Werdeschiqwe (Wardashiqua)
  260. Wezirmes, Wezermes (Wazirmas; name of one of the Nart heroes)
  261. Wezirmej, Wezirmeg (Wazirmaj, Wazirmag; name of one of the Nart heroes)
  262. Wezrej, Wezreg (Wazraj, wazrag)
  263. Wezroqwe (Wazroqua)
  264. Wighwrli (Wigurly; the y is very short; literally: kind, good)
  265. Wivzhiqwe (Wivzhiqua)
  266. X'imisch (Kimish)
  267. X'wat'e (Quata)
  268. Xwemghwet (Quamguat)
  269. X'wet (Quat)
  270. Yamdezh (Yamdazh)
  271. Yapenes (Yapanas)
  272. Yedij, Yedig (Yadij, Yadig)
  273. Yelbizdiqwe (Yalbizdiqua)
  274. Yelhqan (Yalkan)
  275. Yeljiriqwe, Yelgiriqwe (Yaljiriqua, Yalgiriqua)
  276. Yelhix'w (Yaliku, very short u)
  277. Yemish (Yamish)
  278. Yeristam (Yaristam)
  279. Yerzhib (Yarzhib; also the name of an old kind of rifle, named after its inventor)
  280. Yetech, Yetek (Yatach, Yatak)
  281. Yex'wl'e (Yakula; literally: successful)
  282. Yinaliqwe (Yinaliqua)
  283. Yinarmes (Yinarmas)
  284. Zawirbiy (Zawirby)
  285. Zeik'we (Zeyqua; literally: campaign)
  286. Zeik'weshu (Zeyqua-shoo; literally: campaign horseman)
  287. Zhaniqwe (Zhaniqua)
  288. Zhanqeit (Zhankate)
  289. Zhansex'w (Zhanseku, the u is very short)
  290. Zhansiyt (Zhanseet)
  291. Zhanteimir (Zhantemir)
  292. Zhantighwen (Zhantiguan)
  293. Zhanx'wet (Zhanquat)
  294. Zhantiy (Zhanty)
  295. Zhebaghi (Zhabagy)
  296. Zhembolet (Zhambolat)
  297. Zhembore (Zhambora)
  298. Zhembot (Zhambot)
  299. Zheriqwe (Zhariqua)
  300. Zhilebiy (Zhilaby)
  301. Zhileghwet (Zhilaguat)
  302. Zhiqwe (Zhiqua)
  303. Zhore (Zhora)
  304. Ziramikw, Zeramikw (Ziramuk, Zaramuk; literally: whom one dare not attack)

Please note that the name ending biy (by), may be Turkic for the master, or probably comes from Turkic bay, prince, rich man.


 List 2: Medival Circassian Names

The following names were taken fron the book LA FORMATION DE L'EMPIRE RUSSE (Boris Nolde, Paris, 1952-53. Seminal book on Kabardian history). Many old Kabardian names are quoted. The names in brackets are my own interpretations of what the modern equivalents are:

  1. BOUGATCHIK
  2. TANACHOUK
  3. SIBOK
  4. ATSYMTCHOUK
  5. TOUTARYK
  6. EZGBOLD
  7. KOUDADIK KAVKLYTCH KANOUKOV
  8. TEMRIOUK (Teimriqwe; see List 3 below)
  9. TAZRIOUT TCHIOURAK
  10. BAACHIK
  11. MACHIK
  12. BOULGAIROUK NAMSTRIOUK
  13. CHOPCHOUK
  14. TAZRIOUT
  15. MAIT KANBOULAT
  16. KOUDENET
  17. KHOUDENET
  18. OTCHIKAN
  19. DAMANIOUK
  20. DOMANIOUK
  21. ISBOULDOUG
  22. ANZAROUK
  23. CHIMGALEI
  24. KANGLYTCHEV
  25. BITEMRIOUK
  26. FAMILLE DE TOILOSTAN
  27. CHOLOKH TACHBSAROUKOV
  28. PAPCHOUK
  29. OSLONBEK IANSOKH
  30. KAITOUK (Qeitiqwe)
  31. NASTRIOUK
  32. NARTCHOV
  33. PCHIMAKHA (Pschimaxwe; literally: happy, or lucky, prince)
  34. IANSOKH
  35. ADEMIR KAZANALP
  36. BOUDATCHEIS
  37. SOUNTCHELEI (Senjeley, Sengeley)
  38. OLEGOUK
  39. KHOTOKIOUKI
  40. ILDAR (Yeldar; not an original Circassian name)
  41. TCHAPOLOV
  42. SALTANKOUL
  43. SAOUSLAN
  44. TAZRYT
  45. OKHLOV
  46. MOUDAR (Mudar)
  47. KOUNMOURZA
  48. KANCHOV
  49. SLANBEK INARMAS
  50. KLYTCH
  51. SATALTANMAGNOUT
  52. KAZY

 List 3: Principal Names of the Narts

  1. Albech, Albek (Albach, Albak)
  2. Araq-shu (Arak-shoo)
  3. Ashe (Asha)
  4. Ashemez, 'ashemez (Ashamaz, 'Ashamaz)
  5. Bedin (Badin)
  6. Bedinoqwe (Badinoqua)
  7. Beterez (Bataraz)
  8. Henezch (Hanazh)
  9. Lhepsch (Lapsh; the god of the smiths in the Circassian Pantheon)
  10. Negwre (Nagura)
  11. Nesren-Zchach'e (Nasran-zhacha; zchach'e, beard)
  12. Pagwe (Pagua; literally: blunt-nosed)
  13. Sibilshiy (Sibil-shee)
  14. Sos (Sos)
  15. Sosim (Sosim)
  16. Sosriqwe (Sosriqua)
  17. Teterschawe (Tatarshawa)
  18. Toteresh (Totarash)
  19. Wezirmej, Wezirmeg (Wazirmaj, Wazirmag)
  20. Wezirmes, Wezermes (Wazirmas, Wazarmas. Note: Wezirmes and Wezirmej refer to the same Nart personage)
  21. X'imisch (Khimish)
  22. Yergwn, Yeregwn, Yerigwn (Yargun, Yaragun, Yarigun)
  23. Yerischiqwe (Yarishiqua)
  24. Yimis (Yimis)
  25. Zchindu-zchach'e (Zhindoo-zhach'e; literally: owl-beard)

 List 4: Not of Circassian Origin

The following masculine names, or components thereof, are not of Circassian origin, although they are used extensively in the Caucasus:

  1. Aliym (Aleem; from Arabic 'Aleem, learned)
  2. Anwar (Anwar; from Arabic Anwar, radiant, effulgent)
  3. Anzor, Andzor (Anzor; from the Georgian caste term Aznawiry, free)
  4. Arsein (Arsane; from Greek, manly, courageous)
  5. Artur (Artur; from Celtic Arthur, bear)
  6. Aslhen (Aslan; from Turkish Arslan, Aslan, lion)
  7. Aslhenbiy (Aslanby; from Turkic Arslan, Aslan, lion, and Turkic bey, the master, or probably bay, prince, rich man)
  8. Azemet (Azamat; from Arabic 'Azamah, grandeur, greatness, glory)
  9. Batir (Batir)
  10. Beislhen (Beslan; from Turkic Bey,the master, or probably Bay, prince, rich man, and aslan, lion).
  11. Beit'al (Baytal, the t is followed by a glottal stop; assimilated name)
  12. Kezbeik (Kazbeyk; from Arabic Qadi,judge, and Turkic beyk, the master, leader)
  13. Mats (Mats; assimilated name)
  14. Murat (Murat; from Arabic Murad, wish)
  15. Ruslhan, Rustam, Wirustam (Ruslan, Rustam, Wirustam; from Persian Ruslan, having a mighty body)
  16. Teimir (Temir; assimilated name; perhaps from Turkic, iron)
  17. Teimirqan (Temirkan; assimilated name; composed of Teimir, and qan, foster-child)
  18. Teimirzhan (Temirzhan; assimilated name; composed of Teimir, and zhan, lively, agile, smart, clever)
  19. Teimriqwe (Temriqua; there is some doubt as to the originality of this name, Temir probably being Turkic; assimilated name)
  20. Tiymur (Teemur; Turkic, iron)
  21. Yeldar (Yaldar; assimilated name)
  22. Yidar (Yidar; assimilated name)
  23. Yinal (Yinal; assimilated name)
  24. Yinaliqwe (Yinaliqua; assimilated name)
  25. Zawir (Zawir; apparently from Ossetian Dzuar=patron, protector)
  26. Zawirbiy (Zawirby; apparently from Ossetian Dzuar=patron, protector, and Turkic bey, themaster, or probably bay, prince, rich man)
  27. Zhemal (Zhamal; from Arabic Jamal=beauty, attractiveness)

 List 5: Feminine Names

  1. Abexw (Abaku; the u is very short)
  2. Adiyixw, 'Ediyixw (Adiyiku, 'Adiyiku; the u is very short; literally: having a white forearm)
  3. Babine (Babina)
  4. Babire (Babira)
  5. Babishe (Babisha)
  6. Babitse (Babitsa)
  7. Babixw (Babiku; the u is very short)
  8. Babliyne (Bableena)
  9. Bariyne (Bareena)
  10. Bedexw (Badaku; the u is very short)
  11. Bitse (Bitsa)
  12. Bixwe (Biqua)
  13. Biybe (Beeba)
  14. Bzcho (Bzho; literally: fallow deer, doe)
  15. Dadiy (Dady)
  16. Daduqan (Dadukan)
  17. Dadusha (Dadusha)
  18. Dane (Dana; literally: silk)
  19. Daniyzet (Danny-zat)
  20. Daxe (Daka; literally: beautiful)
  21. Daxeliyne (Daka-leena; composed of daxe=beautiful, and liyne, leena)
  22. Daxenaghwe (Daka-nagua; composed of daxe=beautiful, and naghwe, brown-eyed)
  23. Daxewes (Daka-was; composed of daxe=beautiful, and wes, snow)
  24. Dische (Disha; literally: gold)
  25. Diyne (Deena; literally: our eye)
  26. Dumesare (Dumasara)
  27. Dune (Duna)
  28. 'ediyixw, Adiyixw ('Adiyiku, Adiyiku; the u is very short; literally: having a white forearm)
  29. Gwasche (Guasha; literally: princess, wife of prince, doll)
  30. Gwascheghagh (Guasha-gag)
  31. Gwascheliyne (Guasha-leena)
  32. Gwaschenise (Guasha-nisa; literally: princess)
  33. Gwaschemasch'e (Guasha-masha; literally: little princess)
  34. Gwaschepagwe (Guasha-pagua; blunt-nosed princess)
  35. Gwaschexwzch (Guasha-kuzh; literally: white princess)
  36. Gweschene (Guashana)
  37. Gweschenexw (Guasha-naku; the u is very short)
  38. Gwlez (Gulaz)
  39. Gwne (Guna)
  40. Gwnes (Gunas)
  41. Hetsatsa (Hatsatsa)
  42. K'wak'we (Quaqua)
  43. K'wat'e (Quata; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  44. K'watse (Quatsa)
  45. Kwez (Quaz)
  46. K'wk'we (Kuqua)
  47. K'wlat'e (Kulata; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  48. K'wlatse (Qulatsa)
  49. Kwle (Kula)
  50. K'wle (Kula)
  51. Kwl'edem (Kuladam)
  52. Kwliyzhan (Kuly-zhan)
  53. Kwne (Kuna)
  54. K'wne (Kuna)
  55. Kwral (Kural)
  56. K'wratse (Kuratsa)
  57. K'wt'e (Kuta; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  58. Lalixw (Laliku; the u is very short)
  59. Laliyne (Laleena)
  60. Laliytse (Laleetsa)
  61. Lane (Lana)
  62. Lawitse (Lawitsa)
  63. Lixwe (Liqua)
  64. Liyne (Leena)
  65. Naghwe (Nagua; literally: brown-eyed)
  66. Naschx'we (Nashqua; literally: grey-eyed; this name is used both for males and females)
  67. Negwresh (Nagurash)
  68. Nedaxe (Na-daka; literally: beautiful eye)
  69. Nex'daxe (Nak-daka; literally: more beautiful)
  70. Niyne (Neena)
  71. Pagwe (Pagua; literally: blunt-nosed)
  72. Pizchine (Pizhina; composed of pizch, sloe, blackthorn, and ne, eye)
  73. Qandische (Kan-disha; literally: golden foster-child)
  74. Qan'ef' (Kan-af; literally: sweet foster-child)
  75. Qanexw (Kanaku; the u is very short)
  76. Qants'ik'w (Kan-tsuk; literally: little foster-child)
  77. Qeral (Karal; literally: country)
  78. Qerelzhan (Karal-zhan)
  79. Qwdas (Kudas; literally: feather-grass, Stipa)
  80. Sase (Sasa)
  81. Sat'(e) (Sata; there is a glottal stop after the t)
  82. Sawise (Sawisa)
  83. Sete (Sata)
  84. Seteney (Satanay; name of one of the Nart heroines, and a beautiful flower)
  85. Susane (Susana)
  86. Tewzhan (Taw-zhan)
  87. Tsatse (Tsatsa)
  88. Tsatsune (Tsatsuna)
  89. Wes (Was; literally: snow)
  90. Wile (Wila)
  91. Witse (Witsa)
  92. Wizche (Wizha; literally: weasel)
  93. X'imsad, X'imisad (Kimsad, Kimisad)
  94. Xwemey (Qua-may)
  95. Xwniyne (Kuneena)
  96. Xwriyret (Kuryrat)
  97. Xwske (Kuska)
  98. Xwzch (Kuzh; literally: white)
  99. Xwzchpagwe (Kuzh-pagua; combination of zxwzch, white, and pagwe, blunt-nosed)
  100. Zaliyne (Zaleena)
  101. Zhan (Zhan; literally: princess, prince's unmarried daughter)
  102. Zhangwasche (Zhan-guasha; combination of zhan, and gwasche)
  103. Zhanpagwe (Zhan-pagua; literally: blunt-nosed princess)
  104. Zhanqwdas (Zhan-kudas; combination of zhan, and qwdas, feather-grass, Stipa)
  105. Zhanshir (Zhan-shir)
  106. Zhanwes (Zhan-was; literally: snow princess)
  107. Zhanwise (Zhan-wisa; combination of zhan, and wise, poem)
  108. Zhanxwzch (Zhan-kuzh; literally: white princess)
  109. Zhanziyle (Zhan-zeela)
  110. Zheine (Zhena)
  111. Zuliy (Zuly)
  112. Zuliyzhan (Zuly-zhan)

 List 6: Names of Nart Heroines

  1. Axwmide (Akumida)
  2. 'Ediyixw (Adi-yuk; literally: white forearm)
  3. Bidixw, Bedexw (Bidiku, Badaku; the u is very short)
  4. Lashin (Lashin)
  5. Seteney (Satanay; also name of the beautiful flower of the drop-wort, Filipendula)

 List 7: Not of Circassian Origin

The following feminine names are not of Circassian origin, although they are extensively used in the Caucasus:

  1. Daniyfo (Danny-fo; assimilated name)
  2. Gwle (Gula; assimilated name)
  3. Madiyne (Madeena; from Arabic Madeena,city)
  4. Mariyne (Mareena; from Latin marina, marine, one of Aphrodite's epithets)
  5. Temare (Tamara)
  6. Zhaniy (Zhanny; assimilated name)

 

Source: Amjad Jaimoukha, Jordan Please send your comments, opinions, questions and suggestions by e-mail : info@circassianworld.com